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New England News
Thu September 6, 2012
MA Voters Head to the Polls
Massachusetts voters are heading to the polls today, casting ballots in primary elections that will determine the November matchups in the state's reconfigured congressional districts.
In the state’s redrawn first district, incumbent Democratic Congressman Richard Neal, the former Springfield mayor, is facing challenges from activist and writer Bill Shein and Berkshire Middle Register of Deeds and former state Senator Andrea Nuciforo.
The other primary race in the Berkshires is between Patsy Harris, Jody L. Phillips and Scott M. Pignatelli, who are vying to replace Nuciforo as Register of Deeds.
Today’s state primary also features the 4th District, where three Democrats, including Joe Kennedy III and three Republicans are vying for the seat being vacated by Democratic Congressman Barney Frank.
Polls open at 7 a.m. in most communities and close at 8 p.m. Massachusetts has an open primary, so registered voters who are unenrolled in either party can choose which party’s ballot to complete.